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Christopher Luxon states “have more babies”

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Media Release 10 June 2023

Christopher Luxon has stated that New Zealanders should have more babies.

New Zealand is currently facing a demographic challenge—a decline in its population. To achieve a population replacement birth rate, the country needs an additional 15,000 births annually.

During the election campaign, Christopher Luxon, the leader of the National Party, made a significant statement emphasizing the need for more people. He said "“I encourage all of you to go out there and have more babies if you wish, that would be helpful.”

Right to Life, commends Christopher Luxon for addressing this critical matter. Statistics NZ recently reported that New Zealand's fertility rate has dropped to 1.65, the lowest ever recorded since 1894. The replacement birth rate for women between the ages of 15 and 44 is 2.1.